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Ben Carafiol is a senior associate attorney in the Fredericksburg office of Livesay & Myers. He practices exclusively Family Law, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody and support cases in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George and surrounding areas. 

As one of the leading military divorce lawyers in the firm, Mr. Carafiol is intimately familiar with issues of military retirement, the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act, the Survivor Benefit Plan, disability pay, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. He has written extensively on these topics for the Livesay & Myers Blog. 

Ben Carafiol resides with his wife and daughter in Spotsylvania, Virginia.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 70%
  2. Uncontested Divorce: 30%



Hourly ($250-275/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew Kreitzer

    Attorney Caraflol's publications and answers to questions on this website illustrate his in-depth knowledge of Family Law and the ability to provide excellent service to clients in Northern Virginia.


    Matthew Kreitzer Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Caitlyn Samantha Stubbs

    I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Carafiol. His family law knowledge is expansive, particularly when dealing with the intricacies of military divorces. Ben's warm demeanor coupled with his passion for his clients makes him an outstanding and effective advocate in and out of the courtroom.


    Caitlyn Stubbs Child Support Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Livesay & Myers, P.C.

303 Charlotte Street
Fredericksburg, VA, 22401


VAAuthorized to practice law200809/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Virginia Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2016
Graduated Cum LaudeCollege of William & Mary2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AssociateLivesay & Myers, P.C.2012 - Present
AssociateLivesay & Myers, P.C.2009 - 2012
Associate AttorneyThe Law Offices of Robert Weed2009 - 2009
Contract AttorneyLexolution, L.L.C.2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth CircuitAdmitted to Practice2010 - Present
Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of VirginiaAdmitted to Practice2009 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Spotsylvania Divorce CaseIndefinite Spousal Support to Client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Livesay & Myers, P.C. BlogVirginia Poised to Update Child Support Guidelines2014
Livesay & Myers, P.C. BlogService of Process Through Social Media2014
Livesay & Myers, P.C. BlogFederal Government & Military Benefits For Same-Sex Spouces2013
Livesay & Myers, P.C. BlogWho Gets The Golden? Pet Custody In Virginia2012
Livesay & Myers, P.C. BlogWaiting For the Market to Turn Around: The Dangers of Joint Ownership After Divorce2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
College of William and MaryGovernment and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Introduction to Law and Legal WritingVirginia Family Law2013